Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives by voe14135

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									                                          Administration of George W. Bush, 2003 / Mar. 6

Energy Assistance funding. This additional       gency funds released in January, will help
funding will provide much needed help for        keep many Americans warm during this
families struggling with rising heating costs.   cold winter.
This new money, combined with emer-



Letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Transmitting a
Budget Request for the Corporation for National and Community Service
March 4, 2003

Mr. Speaker:                                     more than 50,000 AmeriCorps members in
   I ask the Congress to consider the en-        FY 2003. This request will not increase my
closed request for the Corporation for Na-       FY 2004 request.
tional and Community Service (CNCS).                The details of this request are set forth
The request is needed to liquidate legiti-       in the enclosed letter from the Director
mate prior-year obligations for eligible par-    of the Office of Management and Budget.
ticipants in the AmeriCorps program, to          I concur with his comments and observa-
complete the implementation of a com-            tions.
prehensive corrective action plan developed         Sincerely,
by CNCS to strengthen financial manage-
ment, and to provide flexibility to support                            GEORGE W. BUSH



Message to the Congress Transmitting a Report on Telecommunications
Payments to Cuba
March 5, 2003

To the Congress of the United States:            made to Cuba by United States persons
  As required by section 1705(e)(6) of the       as a result of the provision of telecommuni-
Cuban Democracy Act of 1992, as amend-           cations services pursuant to Department of
ed by section 102(g) of the Cuban Liberty        the Treasury specific licenses.
and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD)
                                                                       GEORGE W. BUSH
Act of 1996, 22 U.S.C. 6004(e)(6), I trans-
mit herewith a semiannual report prepared        The White House,
by my Administration detailing payments          March 5, 2003.



Statement on Senate Action To Block a Vote on the Nomination of Miguel
A. Estrada To Be a United States Court of Appeals Circuit Judge
March 6, 2003

  Miguel Estrada is a well-qualified nomi-       down vote in the United States Senate. The
nee to the U.S. Court of Appeals who has         decision today by 44 Senators to continue
been waiting nearly 2 years for an up-or-


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